Coronary artery aneurysm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coronary artery aneurysm
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I25.4
ICD-9 414.11
MeSH D003323

Coronary artery aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of part of the coronary artery.

Diagnosis[edit]

It is often found coincidentally on coronary angiography.[1]

Causes[edit]

Acquired causes include atherosclerosis,[2] Kawasaki disease[3] and coronary catheterization.

It can also be congenital.[4][5]

Prognosis[edit]

Generally, it has a good prognosis.[1] In Kawasaki's disease, untreated, there is a 1-2% death rate, from cardiac causes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pahlavan PS, Niroomand F (October 2006). "Coronary artery aneurysm: a review". Clin Cardiol 29 (10): 439–43. doi:10.1002/clc.4960291005. PMID 17063947. 
  2. ^ Nichols L, Lagana S, Parwani A (May 2008). "Coronary artery aneurysm: a review and hypothesis regarding etiology". Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 132 (5): 823–8. doi:10.1043/1543-2165(2008)132[823:CAAARA]2.0.CO;2. PMID 18466032. 
  3. ^ Fukazawa R, Ikegam E, Watanabe M, et al. (May 2007). "Coronary artery aneurysm induced by Kawasaki disease in children show features typical senescence" (– Scholar search). Circ. J. 71 (5): 709–15. doi:10.1253/circj.71.709. PMID 17456996. [dead link]
  4. ^ Seabra-Gomes R, Somerville J, Ross DN, Emanuel R, Parker DJ, Wong M (April 1974). "Congenital coronary artery aneurysms". Br Heart J 36 (4): 329–35. doi:10.1136/hrt.36.4.329. PMC 1020027. PMID 4842623. 
  5. ^ Meinert D, Mohammed Z (March 2000). "MRI of congenital coronary artery aneurysm". Br J Radiol 73 (867): 322–4. PMID 10817051.